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Floyd E. Riebold has retired as professor emeritus of psychology after serving the university for 28 years.
Riebold came to the university in 1965 after working previously at the Veterans Administration Regional Office in Lubbock, Texas, and serving as a staff psychologist at Big Springs State Hospital in Big Springs, Texas.
As an associate professor at Central, Riebold taught most of the clinical psychology courses, and was responsible for establishing a master’s degree program with a clinical emphasis. The program has since graduated many master’s degree level psychologists and has an excellent reputation among professionals in the psychology field.
Riebold earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Texas Wester College, El Paso; a master’s degree in psychology from Texas Technological College, Lubbock; and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
His service to the university outside the teaching area includes participation on the Student Affairs Committee, Award Committee, and serving as chair of the Internship Committee. Riebold’s professional memberships include the American Psychological Association, Missouri Psychological Association, and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is a former member if the Missouri Advisory council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Riebold, his wife, Evangeline, and their 15-year-old son, Danny, reside near Calhoun.